MTB (Not O) 2:35:00  35.0 km (4:26 / km) +282m 4:15 / km
Tried to ride a circuit with Julie around north west Bendigo with two rules- no single track and no bitumen roads. Went through nine orienteering maps. Specimen Hill, Royal George, St Justs Point, New St Mungo, Prince of Wales, Morton Ridge, Fiddlers Green, Peter the Great, Perfumed Garden and Ironstone Hill. Also took in the Golden Square badlands, Jackass Flat Reserve (much of which is fenced off for calcine sand covering), Cal Gully Bushland Reserve and the Long Gully bike path. Three bitumen forays- at the start along Chum Street, a short section along the Kerang Rd, another short section near the psych centre. Will work out how to minimise these excursions. At least one looks like it can be eliminated. When I have a bit more aerobic fitness the plan is to continue along the bike path to the O'Keefe Trail, then Welsford, Wildflower, OTH, Crusoe, Dead Bullock, Brown Reef, Myers Creek and back along the Specimen Hill channel. One day... and judging by todays outcome, by myself.